This is the US and UK cover... and I don't like it. Well, now that I've read and loved the book, I've warmed up to the cover by association - but still, the cover was what put me off reading the book for like a year and then I was so annoyed with myself when I finally did read it, because the book was fantastic and I should've read it sooner.
The poppy does fit the story... the cover suits the story really, I just don't like it. Now if the US/UK covers were more like the Australian covers, I would've read it much sooner.
The Australian covers:
The first one (which I think is the newest Australian paperback cover? I could be wrong)... I love it, it's not how I pictured Taylor at all and doesn't fit her description (but it could be a different character) but it's just - nice. Lovely.
The second one isn't as good but it's still pretty and it gives a nice visual of what the Jellicoe Road could look like and I like the silhouette of the girl, kind of like she could be Taylor or Narnie or Tate and the three shadowed figures at the side of the road, they could be the present characters or the ones from the past... I just like it a lot.
Because it's one of my favourite books, I irrationally want all three covers - but, alas, I can't get them. The Australian ones aren't sold here (trust me, I have looked) and anywhere I find them online, I really can't justify spending that much money to have them shipped from Australia (the shipping ends up costing more than the book itself).
Do you like the US/UK cover? Which is your favourite of the three?